ceramic tile cutting

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I have a Work Force 7 inch wet tile saw, how do I cut ceramic tile without the edge chipping ? If it does chip how can I make it look good ? I am doing a wall.
 
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You have to let the saw do the work for you, DO NOT force the tile through the blade.

Is it chipping at the end of the cut? If so, cut to about an inch or two from the end, and turn the tile around and finish the cut.
 
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Thanks for the answer. No I have somewhat mastered the start and finish, the chipping is happening along the edge of the cut on the top of the tile. I am cutting with the good side up and the blade going down thru the tile. The chipping is very small but very noticeable.
 
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Thats the thing with these little $88 saws. The blade tends to wobble causing chipping.

The blade is new? Plenty of clean water?
 
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Why is chipping even an issue? What are you doing?
 
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clean water and good blade
 
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Old 06-08-08, 02:39 PM
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The chipping comes from not putting the tile thru the blade perfectly straight. I have a husky wet saw with sliding table and stationary overhead saw. If my sliding table is not set perfectly in line with the blade, I get the little chip marks along one side of the tile. I always then make sure the side with the less than smooth edge is on the scrap side of my cut.
 
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